was amazing! Asshat and Money-Ka were, true to form, complete assholes.
They didn't attend the rehearsal, no idea why, but they didn't. Cut to the wedding day, and as I am running around the chapel helping Thing1 and his bride-to-be, I stop in the first row to grab my purse. Only my purse is not where I left it. There are several people in the chapel at this point, so I calmly lean over to Money-Ka and say "my purse was sitting here but I don't see it now, do you know where it is?"
She proceeds to tell me that she has moved it down to the other end of the row. I said, "oh, nope, that isn't how the kids want the seating. They want (starting from the end away from the aisle) your kid, your kid, you, your husband, my daughter, her husband, then my husband and then me, next to the aisle."
Asshat saw us chatting and came over to me. He asked what was going on and I told him the way in which the kids wanted everyone seated in the front row. He asked Money-Ka where she was supposed to sit and she said "right here" and pointed to the end of the pew nearest to the aisle. To his credit, he said "isn't that where WalkOnBy should sit? also, that doesn't make sense since we are walking down before them and they would have to step over us." Money-Ka wailed "but I want to sit on the end."
My husband comes upon the scene and leans into both of them and said something that I still don't know - lol.
We all lined up for the procession down the aisle and Money-Ka tried to sit where I was supposed to sit. Asshat literally put his hands on her shoulders and gently moved her down a few seats. I was not the least bit surprised at her behavior and totally surprised by his.
The wedding went off without a hitch, the kids and their friends had a great time, Thing2 gave the most incredible best-man speech and the weather held out, too!
Best part? As Thing1 and I were doing the mother of the groom dance, I told him how proud I was of him. He kissed me on the forehead and said, "it was all you, mom. It was all your doing."
I heard from some of the guests that Money-Ka was upset that she didn't get a mother of the groom dance. I actually chatted with Thing1, his bride-to-be and her parents about it when we were in the planning stages. I had no problem with Thing1 having a dance with Money-Ka, but Thing1 was said "why would I do that? She isn't my mother." Well, I guess that is true, kiddo.
All in all, it was a great weekend!
Hope all is well with everyone!!!